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Home Sightings

Sightings

Bob Russ

Friday, 04 January 2019

Goldcliff Lagoons

Main Sighting: Shelduck
Early afternoon and low tide, so no waders of note. Lots of Teal, Wigeon, Shovellers and at least one Shelduck. Canada and several Grey Geese (Greylag and Whitefronted?). A couple of Mistle Thrushes, but no sign of the Black Redstart. Kestrel - later in the afternoon.
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John Lawton

Friday, 04 January 2019

Gldcliff

Main Sighting: Black Redstart
Elusive but occasionally appearing on fence posts close to the conical roof part of Hill Farm. A cat camping out on the sea wall put paid to seeing it again. All the other sightings on the lagoons themselves were waterfowl. principally Canada Geese but good numbers of Shoveler, Teal and Wigeon and a smaller number of Tufted Ducks and Shelduck.
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Nicholas Beswick

Friday, 04 January 2019

Waunavon Bog

Main Sighting: Merlin
Late afternoon visit. Merlin hunting though no sign of anything for it to catch. A distant Red Grouse called twice. Short-eared Owl appeared briefly at 16.40 over the ridges to the west.
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Roger Ruston

Friday, 04 January 2019

Usk

Main Sighting: Smew
11.30 Female Smew still present on the river at ST387995, in the company of 3 pairs of Goldeneye and 3 Little Grebes.
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Ed Stevens

Friday, 04 January 2019

Sudbrook

Main Sighting: Snipe
Mid afternoon walk along tide line on salt marsh at sudbrook, flushed 7 snipe and 1 pheasant. Also 2 stonechat and 2 reed bunting.
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Simon James Bedford

Friday, 04 January 2019

NRW RSPB Newport

Main Sighting: Peregrine
Peregrine female over foreshore .. also 2 water rail squealing 80+ Curlew 40+ Dunlin 14 REDSHANK 15 Fieldfare where the little owl should be .1 GSWoodpecker 80+ reed bunting flock also 23 Stonechat pheasant greenfinch 25 Chaffinch 35 linnet mallard 10 gadwall moorhen coot 8 Cormorant 12 Mute swan Little grebe full list on @sjbfordphotos twitter also . Keep an eye upstream towards Uskmouth for SEO activity .
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Iain Crawford

Friday, 04 January 2019

Kymin, Monmouth

Main Sighting: Marsh tit
Also a marsh tit here
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Iain Crawford

Friday, 04 January 2019

Kymin, Monmouth

Main Sighting: Redwing
10 redwing, 50 linnets, 7 goldfinch, 5 ltt. Raven, buzzard, jay, nuthatch
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Kevin Dupé

Friday, 04 January 2019

Redhouse Hide, Newport Wetlands NNR

Main Sighting: Hide closed still
We are still waiting for materials to repair the hide. It will hopefully re=open by the end of next week. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
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Nicholas Beswick

Thursday, 03 January 2019

Mynydd Llangatwg

Main Sighting: Red Grouse
Two Grouse flushed from the east (Gwent) end of the mountain. Red Kite circling over, Buzzard mewing, two Ravens displaying, folding wings and flipping upside-down.
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